posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 08:32 PM
In the language of dynamical systems theory, you could say that the "agency" of the planet has communicated to scientists the nature of the reality
we live within.
Scientists are the "techno-apparatuses" of this communication. Reality is telling us what is going on, but for the powers that be, the non-linear
reality is too much for them: it makes logical and serially coherent what was only hazy - intuitive, and lived as truth by thousands of mystics - but
nevertheless, something they could plausibly deny and go on with life.
But modern non-linear systems theory has truly demolished that narrative with a very complex - and very logical - explanation of how "things" in the
world emerge. We are all integrated and woven into a common fabric: agencies are not "separated onlookers", but literally created by non-linear
energetic dynamics, and the way those dynamics interact at an even higher level through the creation of a narrative in our relating
The Buddhists were essentially right: there is a piecemeal sort of organization to the behavior of our minds. "Moments of knowledge" become
organizing units for the behavior of our minds, no if's and's or buts: the narratives we weave are forced into creation by unconscious
interpersonal dynamics between Humans. In other words, like the planetary climate system dubbed "Gaia" by James Lovelock, the human mind is
similarly created by momentary constructions impelled into existence by the way one mind-brain "recognizes" a particular environment, and either
heightening, lessening or maintaining our bodily arousal.
When we understand this - when we see what non-linearity means, we begin to notice something which for many people feels completely implausible: the
independent existence of consciousness.
Now, what this means is hard to say, as consciousness without a material world would seem to yield nothing - inasmuch as everything we know comes from
an experienced external reality. Indeed, if Ervin Laszlo is right and the universe is an evolving agency that "saves" its new creations within the
"quantum vacuum" within the possibilities that underlie spacetimematter, then consciousness might be the expression of possibilities within any
"ecology' of spacetime that accomodates the emergence of particular ontologically primed dynamics, and with every life and every existence, the
Universe "marks out" a new boundary - new properties, as a function of its expanding possibilities.
What lies before us is the realization that the self is a construction of living processes. We enact ourselves from pre-existing conditions
from one material-moment to the next material-moment. There is no evidence for any 'blueprint', but rather a world that explores possibilities
through the way symmetry forms between matter over space-time, yielding possibilities that become formative 'agencies' in themselves, such as the
brainstems conduction of our feeling state, which is an agency that acts "upon" our consciousness (which emerges as a function of many frontal
The Human "story" is not so much coming to an "end", as it is achieving a new and higher level, where we no long tell ourselves fantasies about
the nature of our existence Science indeed possesses the means to make sense of all of it - and it may end up confirming the deepest and most
meaningful insights into the Human condition, intimated by the Hebrew prophets (psalms, proverbs, being interesting examples) the historical personage
of Jesus, and the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama.
This is a scary thing for many people because many people are deeply invested in knowing themselves as "their self". The idea of being originally
the Universe, and experiencing life in the form of an "avatar" - or embodiment of the whole, but constricted within the finitude of universal
dynamics - can be overwhelming for the self of a person to integrate.
Nevertheless, knowledge of this nature, when "held to", and relaxed towards, will overtime become less of a 'surprising' knowledge, as your
awareness acclimates (no doubt, through "internal work") to the reality of our existential situation.
Phenomena which seem to constitute an irreducible whole are rightful called "agencies". Just as the self we experience and know is causally
real, inasmuch as each of us our sensitive to any intimation by others that we are somehow 'deficient', and will instantaneously discover
ourselves existing in adaptive mode to deal with it - the emotional impact on our experience of self at the moment, that is.
For the first time in a long time, Humanity is rediscovering the reality of the planetary context we exist within, and quite rightly, I think, does it
evoke a feeling of the "wise mother", organizing the balance of the processes which occur within and through her. In a boundaried system, the
universe seems particularly hardwired to maintain symmetry - either in physical structure or temporal coherency (which maintains physical structure
over moments of time) so it really shouldn't be too implausible to consider the Earth an "agency" which is communicating - and affecting us -
through the various technologies we have evolved to gauge the earths dynamics.
The Earth tells us: restrain yourself! What each of you do affects the whole! Each of you are affected by one anothers propositions (assertions), so
that if one says they will not restrain yourself, the other will be inclined to do so as well. Dissociating from the responsibility - from the
emotional burden - of having to contribute to the repair of the Earths dynamics by restraining and regulating your desires (embodied feelings towards
objects) is easier - but by doing so you help contribute to the Earths destruction.
This must become the future ethos of any future Humanity. When we deny the inexorable facts of existence, we show the most obscene ingratitude towards
an existence which all of us seek to take advantage of. Seriously. The fact that nihilists live in physical bodies - experience desires and pleasures
through their bodies, and feel particularly compelled to destroy the 'worlds of others', speaks to the total corruption of their minds: they are
simultaneously affirming the value of something (living, feeling) while engaging processes that threaten the existence of those very values i.e.
ideas, speech, and actions).
Anywho, many of us already speak of the Earth and her dynamics as a veritable agency: as telling Human beings: you can't do this. You can't spew
your dangerous chemicals into the atmosphere, cut down trees and turn livestock into maximum money-making machines - without threatening your own
A sane person will say "you're right". I acknowledge what you're saying, planet Earth. I'll stop. I'll cut down. I know things need to
But insane people will continue preferring their fantasies: geo-engineering? Check. Escape the planet when we begin to destroy it? Check.
Our media shows what our elites fantasize about. But it's ludicrous, of course. Astronauts can't stay in space for a year without their chromosomes
shortening and their bodies incurring all sorts of damage. Space is HOSTILE to Human bodies, which, given today's knowledge, we seem no where close
to discovering any solutions towards.